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Morundah /məˈrʌndə/ is a small town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The town is located on the Newell Highway and in the Federation Council local government area. The town consists of a hotel, some silos and a few houses.[2] At the 2006 census, Morundah had a population of 76.[1]

Morundah
New South Wales
MorundahHotel2010.JPG
The hotel in Morundah
Morundah is located in New South Wales
Morundah
Morundah
Coordinates34°56′0″S 146°18′0″E / 34.93333°S 146.30000°E / -34.93333; 146.30000Coordinates: 34°56′0″S 146°18′0″E / 34.93333°S 146.30000°E / -34.93333; 146.30000
Population76 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2700
Elevation124 m (407 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Federation Council
CountyUrana
State electorate(s)Albury
Federal Division(s)Farrer

Colombo Creek Post Office opened on 1 May 1877, was renamed Murundah in 1889 and Morundah in 1895. It closed in 1982.[3]

Morundah was served by the now closed Tocumwal railway line. Morundah railway station opened on 16 September 1884 and closed on 17 November 1975.[4]

Morundah is notable for its recent tradition of hosting opera performances, including the touring arm of Opera Australia, OzOpera's performance of Carmen in 2006 and the performance of Cosi fan tutte by the Victorian Opera in 2007.[5] In 2012, Co-Opera's performance of Die Fledermaus was very well received.

In 2016, the old "opera house" -- which was basically a prefabricated pig shed -- was demolished and replaced by a larger permanent structure, designed to cater for not only opera, but a range of other types of events.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Morundah (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2007.
  2. ^ "MURRUMBIDGEE ELECTORATE POKER MACHINE LICENCES". Hansard. Legislative Assembly of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 January 2007.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  4. ^ Bozier, Rolfe; et al. "Tocumwal Branch". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Victorian Opera To Perform in Morundah in 2007". Urana Shire Council. Archived from the original on 10 August 2007. Retrieved 25 January 2007.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Morundah at Wikimedia Commons